Saturday, November 22, 2008

That's Life

LIFE magazine has made a huge number of photos browsable and searchable with Google here.  Or you can simply type your keywords followed by source:life in the Google Image search box to return items only from the LIFE photo archive.  Most have never been published before.

via LIFE: Portrait of actress Julie Newmar - Hosted by Google

Syd Hoff City

When I come to think of it, I believe Syd Hoff's books were the earliest children's books I read and enjoyed, coming very quickly after the primal "See Us Play" variety.  Because of this, his clean round figures bring instant recognition of his work for me.  It's personally strongly iconic, even when viewing this "adult" material from the 1940s.

Having a two-syllable full name does not hurt the recall time involved, either.

via Hairy Green Eyeball: Syd Hoff

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hot Diggity Dog Diddly-Iddly

"I'm gonna really hit the spot."

Awesome shots of "Polock Johnny's Polish Sausage" joint's mascot.  Check it out -- he drew his own ketchup and mustard eyebrows!  Thanks, Draplin!

via 1265 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

100 Years of Tickering

The sexy history of stock tickers.  One wonders how many miles of ticker tape went through these devices through the years.  They were also nice for keeping up with sports' scores, too.  The one on the right was the last new model offered in 1960.

via Stock Ticker Company: The History of the Stock Ticker

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Under the Milky Way Tonight

So freaky weird.  His behavior from the hallucinogens he took earlier must have been what turned off his date.  I only saw this commercial once a couple years ago so it made an impact.  Try describing this to someone who has never seen it.  Check out the short "Whatev" version, too.

Milky Way:  Comfort in every bar.  After you strike out at that other bar.